Speaking with MTV's Stephen Totilo, Peter Moore promised that Crackdown
, Forza Motorsport 2
, and Too Human
would all see release by the end of June 2007. While Shadowrun's
debut has always hinged on the availability
of Windows Vista (FASA's game is cross-platform
), the other three titles were once expected to round out Xbox 360's exclusive holiday lineup this year. As it goes, Gears of War
and Viva Piñata
will have to convince shoppers to pass on PlayStation 3 and Wii -- or shortages will.
Still, with PS3 likely in short supply early next year, Microsoft has an opportunity to attract potential consumers with well-timed releases throughout the tail end of winter, leading into summer. But don't be surprised if a few of these exclusives continue to slip, landing alongside Master Chief in next year's holiday release batch.